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Some residents of the southern Arizona community of Arivaca are counting how many cars pass through a Border Patrol checkpoint and taking down other information to support their case that the checkpoint should close. They contend the checkpoint militarizes the area and costs them time.

Some Arivaca residents are gathering evidence that the checkpoint, which opened seven years ago in southern Arizona, isn't deterring or apprehending illegal immigrants or curtailing the flow of drugs. Read more» 2

Joseph Bailey Jr., a Navy veteran, mounts Fiesta as part of his therapy through the Heroes on Horses program in Tucson.

Joseph Bailey Jr. starts his Thursday mornings with Fiesta, a black-and-white-patterned horse. Bailey brushes Fiesta and whispers in his ear for him to behave before the two begin their ride. A Navy veteran, Bailey lost the use of his left leg and hand due to a spinal problem that developed three decades after his discharge. The Southern Arizona VA referred him to Heroes on Horses to help him rehabilitate from a 2002 surgery. Read more»

A new social-themed website aims to help Arizona businesses grow and be more competitive globally. Read more»

Katie Henricksen, registered nurse at Arrowhead Hospital in Glendale, places bandage on newborn after getting blood sample for newborn screening test.

PHOENIX – Counting 10 fingers and 10 toes doesn’t begin to tell parents and doctors whether a baby is healthy. With that in mind, state health officials screen blood samples from newborns to identify hidden health problems that can prove fatal. Read more»

Luis Lopez-Acabal, shown with his wife, Mayra Canales, is seeking asylum to remain in the U.S. rather than return to Guatemala. (Cronkite News Photo by Imelda Mejia)

A Tempe church has offered sanctuary to a 24-year-old Guatemalan who said he came to the U.S. in 2007 on a work visa that was later revoked by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Read more» 1